Former Oyo deputy gov Iyiola Oladokun, Bola Ige’s houses affected by Ibadan explosion

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The residences of a former deputy governor of Oyo State Iyiola Oladokun and that of the former attorney general of the federation, the late Bola Ige, have been affected by the Tuesday night explosion in Ibadan, the state’s capital.

The late Ige’s house is located about 600 metres away from Oladokun’s residence.

Oladokun was deputy to the late governor Lam Ona-Olapo Adesina from 1999–2003 under the Alliance for Democracy Party.

According to a local news platform, it was gathered that Oladokun, a close associate of President Bola Tinubu and a respected member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and his family are presently being accommodated by a relative.

A source close to the politician was quoted as saying, “He must vacate the building because “nobody is sure if the foundation of the building will still be okay after being jolted by the unexpected explosion.”

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Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said preliminary investigations revealed that the blast was caused by explosive devices stored by illegal miners.

Makinde told the media when he visited the scene of the explosion on Tuesday night that anyone found culpable would be brought to book.

“Preliminary investigations by the security agencies revealed that illegal miners occupying one of the houses in Bodija had stored explosive devices there which caused the blast. The investigations are ongoing. All those found culpable for this will be brought to book,” he wrote on social media on Wednesday.

The governor said two people died while 77 others were injured in the explosion.